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text 2017-08-16 13:10
Blog Tour: To Win Her Smile by Mackenzie Crowne with Giveaway

 

Today’s stop is for Mackenzie Crowne’s To Win Her Smile. We will have info about the book and author, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.

Happy Reading :) 


 

 

Sometimes love and luck collide . . .   When sultry British Baroness Piper Darrow falls on desperate times, she needs a diversion—and cash. As a talented photographer, she jumps at the chance to travel to the U.S. for a Manhattan Marauders football event. But she gets more than she bargained for when buff quarterback Wyatt Hunter’s errant pass lands…in her face. And when it results in Wyatt’s comeback of a lifetime, the superstitious athlete is convinced Piper is his good luck charm . . .

With his sights on the Super Bowl, Wyatt will do anything necessary to keep Piper close. The fact that she’s a feast for the eyes is a bonus. And as they get closer, he discovers that beneath her proper English surface is a sweet, sexy seductress. Soon the notorious playboy finds himself genuinely smitten, and surprisingly open to love—until his powerful family uncovers something about Piper that threatens to shatter his trust. Now he’ll have to decide whether to team up with his fears, or his heart.

 

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Wife, mother and really young grandmother, Mackenzie Crowne shares her home with her high school sweetheart husband, a neurotic Pomeranian, and a blind cat. She calls Arizona home because the southwest feeds her soul. Her love of the romance genre has been a lifelong affair, both as a reader and a writer. A bout with breast cancer sharpened her resolve to see her stories shared with others. Today, she’s a seven-year survivor, living the dream. Her friends call her Mac. She hopes you will too.

 

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review 2017-06-20 00:00
To Win Her Smile
To Win Her Smile - Mackenzie Crowne To Win Her Smile is rich in laughter, strong in character and full of heart. Any story where the titular character has the ingenuity to not wait to be rescued but work toward their own salvation is aces with me. It's always a added bonus to discover a heroine as relatable and spirited as Piper. She bucked the odds by seeking a life filled with happiness. Wyatt, may be a jock but he's no fool. When the heart speaks he listens and that made him a winner in my book. Ms. Crowne continues to bring excitement and heart to some of the most delightful characters romance has to offer.
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review 2016-12-04 07:56
{Review} To Win Her Trust by Mackenzie Crowne
To Win Her Trust - Mackenzie Crowne

To Win Her Trust by Mackenzie Crowne
Series: Players #2
Publisher: Lyrical Press on January 5, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Pages: 228

 

 

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FicCentral received a free copy of this book from Kensington Books (via NetGalley).

 

Our Rating

4 Stars

Still pretty messed up from  the events of her childhood, CC Calhoun sticks to herself, sharing her life only with her cousin Kris, her dog Walter, and occasionally her mother.  It’s the only way she can manage to tamp down the ever-threatening panic attacks brought on by crowds, attention, and society in general.  But when a mishap in public has her close to fainting, it’s a kiss from a handsome football player that has her snapping back to normalcy, and now she’s wondering if it’s something about this man, and if she can somehow work her way out of her self-imposed exile.

 

Judging Covers:  This one is another case of continuity paying off.  I wasn’t even looking for the next book in the series yet, but the similar design, matching font, and then the title wording caught my eye, and I immediately recognized it as being the follow-up to a book I recently enjoyed.  I’m not buying that the guy on the front is a football player, but I can definitely say the design works.

 

The Verdict:  It’s not unusual for a romance to center around a heroine who’s suffered some kind of trauma.  What’s different about this story, though, is how it actually played out.  Kidnapped as a child, CC survived the truly terrifying order and would probably have worked her way past it by now if not for the selfishness of her famous father.  Paraded around for the press after her rescue, she was her father’s ticket to reviving his stagnating music career, and the repercussions of that time have turned her into an agoraphobe as an adult, always avoiding her worst nightmare — the limelight.

 

A random mishap in public, though, has her wondering about her issues and whether or not she’s found a way to resolve them.  A panic attack that brings her near fainting is abruptly stopped when a stranger kisses her, and CC is curious as to whether he may be her ticket to a normal life.  But he’s a famous football player, not to mention a player with the ladies, and she doesn’t want anything to do with fame or serial flirting.

 

Tuck is uncharacteristically struck by the effect CC has on him, though, and he tracks her down, only to come away with an unexpected agreement.  He’ll take her out, get her to push her social boundaries, and snap her out of it when a panic attack looms.  She’s hoping this little exercise will get her out of her house more, but he’s hoping it might get her into his bed.

 

Tuck is incredibly sensitive to CC’s problems, despite his otherwise irresponsible behavior with women.  And the more time they spend together, the more they become attached, leading to a fun friendship and seemingly temporary hot romance.  There’s plenty more that happens, of course, but I don’t want to give all the details away.  Instead, I’ll say that To Win Her Trust is a great, lighthearted and often emotional read that avoid any unnecessary or over-the-top drama while focusing on a couple that doesn’t immediately realize how perfectly matched they are.  CC is surprisingly strong and outspoken, despite her issues, and Tuck is open and romantic.  Their story is quite different than the first book in the series but still every bit worth the read.

Source: ficcentral.com/central-picks/book-review/review-to-win-her-trust-by-mackenzie-crowne
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review 2015-11-19 21:58
Loved This Book
Irresistible Deceptions - Mackenzie Crowne

Nicky has been hiding from her ex-husband for 4 years. She’s had to learn to run at a moment’s notice and break ties with people she cares about. After she snuck attendance at her father’s funeral, it appears as though she’s been found again. Rhys thought he was clearing a debt owed when he tracked the woman from her father’s funeral. When he finds out the man he thought he owed is actually a criminal, he must now work with the woman he had to track and it looks like what he was told about her was completely wrong.

This was a really fast-paced book that I couldn’t put down until I was done. You really just want to help Nicky run the more you get to know her. Watching her and Rhys as they snarl at each other and then are drawn together was very satisfying as it was explosive. Really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from this author.

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review 2015-11-05 21:21
{Review} To Win Her Love by Mackenzie Crowne
To Win Her Love - Mackenzie Crowne

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***FicCentral received a free copy of this book from The Romance Reviews.***

 

To Win Her Love by Mackenzie Crowne
Series: Players #1
August 4, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Pages: 246

Our Rating

4.5 Stars

 

To be honest, I expected To Win Her Love to be rather formulaic, and that wouldn’t have necessarily been a bad thing.  But while it did employ somewhat standard plot, the way everything played out was pleasantly different than the same old same old that I anticipated.

 

Gracie’s got virtually no family.  She’s never met her father, her mother died when she was a teenager, and her only sister passed away three years ago.  But now that her sister’s husband has died, someone’s got to take responsibility for her twin six-year-old nieces, and while Gracie wouldn’t have picked these circumstances, she’s more than happy to step up and be the family they need.  The last thing she expects is for that custody to come with a challenging condition.

 

Jake’s a player both on and off the field, and he’s made quite a name for himself in the NFL and the gossipy media.  Called out to his late father’s ranch for details of his will, Jake really wants nothing to do with the man, dead or not.  After all, his so-called father abandoned his mother, even threatening to ruin her if she expected anything from him when she found out she was pregnant, and while Jake may have followed in his father’s career footsteps, he’d rather pretend the man never existed.  So when it’s revealed that he’s now at least partially responsible for two little half-sisters he didn’t even know he had, his entire life is thrown into turmoil.

 

Grace and Jake have a bit of background, as it turns out, and though it’s minor, it’s not pretty.  Grace, a successful football blogger, didn’t hold anything back in her online criticism of the star player, and he responded with sexism and insults.  Now, though, they’re forced to live together at the ranch, competing for the affections of six-year-old twins, while hoping the media doesn’t tear them apart.  Grace has no choice if she intends to keep her promise to her late sister, a promise to take care of the girls as if they were her own.  And with Jake’s reputation having taken a beating in the press, he certainly can’t walk away now from two innocent little girls enamored by the idea of having a big brother.

 

It goes without saying that sparks of attraction fly, but not in the utterly predictable way one might expect.  Grace and Jake are pros at trading barbs, and while neither is immune to the other’s charms, they’re not exactly looking for a ready-made family with each other.  Both are surprised by the terms of the will and determined to see it through, despite the havoc it may wreak on their lives, but keeping each other in the friendly acquaintance zone simply isn’t possible.  Before they’re really able to think it through, or perhaps unwilling to force the realities of the situation against their own biases when it comes to relationships, they’re in over their heads.  That part may not have surprised me, but how they handled it definitely did.  Their teasing, past their initial awkward meeting, didn’t really cross into the area of insults.  Sure, they picked at each other, and they seemed to have a healthy sense of humor about it, but it never really felt like they were battling things out.  That’s actually a bit rare for a story with this sort of premise, and it was a welcome change.  While second-guessing the longevity of their arrangement, they didn’t constantly suspect each other of ill intent, and they never lost sight of what was really important — the girls.

 

There was also the interesting addition of a secret in Grace’s background, one that intertwined with Jake in a way he never saw coming, and besides adding another intriguing dimension to the story, it allowed for both Jake and Grace to show some vulnerability.  Even when I thought I had it all figured out, I was wrong, and I love that the author let that mystery stew right up until the big reveal, leaving us readers in the same surprised boat as the characters.  It was just another way a seemingly predictable story delivered some unforeseen twists.

 

To Win Her Love is part sports romance and part family story, complete with lots of humor, drama, and awesome chemistry.  I thought I was picking up just another love story with a typical famous jock, but what I got were characters I couldn’t help but love and root for, two adorable little kids, some great secondary characters, and a wonderful twist at the end that I never saw coming. I’m definitely gonna need the rest of this series!

Source: ficcentral.com/central-picks/book-review/review-to-win-her-love-by-mackenzie-crowne
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